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Chestatee, East Hall students graduate
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East Hall graduating seniors and audience members say the Pledge of Allegiance Thursday evening as the Navy Junior R.O.T.C. Color Guard presents the colors early in commencement at Free Chapel. - photo by NAT GURLEY

Chestatee and East Hall High School held their respective commencement ceremony on Thursday at Free Chapel in Gainesville.

Some graduates made a stylized entrance to commencement  as television-quality cameras broadcast the processional and event onto big screens in the large auditorium. Many students took time to take a "selfie." 

Chestatee graduated 260 Thursday afternoon. There were 183 candidates at East Hall's graduation on Thursday night.